June 28, 2017
U.S., Japanese Aviators Partner During Teak Jet Exercise
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan —
U.S. Air Force personnel with the 353rd Special Operations Group from Kadena Air Base, Japan, built on existing relationships with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's Hamamatsu Air Rescue Squadron, based at Komaki Air Base, and Komatsu Air Rescue Squadron, during Exercise Teak Jet.
U.S., Gabonese Military Surgical Teams Partner During Training Exercise
LIBREVILLE, Gabon —
Performing surgery is inarguably a complicated and intricate task. However, regardless of location, the basic steps are the same.Three surgical professionals who partnered with a Gabonese military surgical team learned this firsthand as part of a ten-person U.S. Army medical team that participated in the U.S. Army Africa-led Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-4 held at the Hospital D’Instruction Des Armees.
June 27, 2017
Therapy Dog Brightens Lives
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. —
When a Whiteman Air Force Base therapy dog at the Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office was medically retired, the search for a new dog began.
Maine Army Guard Members Build Community Relations
RAYMOND, Maine —
Engineer soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard turned a slope into a flat base for a multipurpose field as part of their annual training.
June 21, 2017
Army Scientists Hope Space Experiment Unlocks Clues to Bone Healing
FORT DETRICK, Md. —
Scientists at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are hoping to determine how bones heal in microgravity, based on an experiment that launched to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX in February and returned to earth aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft in March.
Military Police Persevere Through Change of Mission, Mindset
FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. —
Members of the Army Reserve's 384th Military Police Battalion from Indiana practiced living in a field environment that included 100-plus degree Fahrenheit temperatures during a training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.
June 19, 2017
Fallen World War I Aviator Gets Posthumous Distinguished Flying Cross
Army Capt. James E. Miller, one of the first aviators in the U.S. military and the first U.S. aviation casualty in World War I, has been named recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross nearly 100 years after his heroic actions over France in 1918.
June 16, 2017
Air Force Canines Deploy to Support Operation Inherent Resolve
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Air Force Senior Airmen Carlton Isaacson and Omar Araujo are dog handlers assigned to the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Both service members and their canine partners, Egon and Syrius, respectively, are deployed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Face of Defense: Airman Wins Big in Chili Competition
PEORIA, Ill. —
Slow cooking and finding the right flavor are key factors in making the best chili, Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Freeman said. His recipe won three awards at the 182nd Airlift Wing’s ninth annual chili cook-off in Peoria, Ill. Judges made up of unit members evaluated 14 chilies for presentation, consistency and taste.
June 15, 2017
Task Force Southwest Supports Afghan Forces’ Operations
CAMP SHORABAK, Afghanistan —
Marine Corps advisors with Task Force Southwest continue to support their Afghan forces during offensive operations throughout Afghanistan's Helmand province.